Premier Scott Moe and his Ontario counterpart Doug Ford made one thing clear after their day-long meeting in Saskatoon. That thing was they remain strongly united in fighting against the proposed carbon tax the federal government wishes to lay on them and the people of their provinces.
The two re-iterated how bad the carbon tax is for Canadians and how they will use every tool they have to prevent the tax from being issued on them.
“We believe in advocating for a competitive tax and regulatory environment so that we can expand our industries, expand our jobs, and our opportunities in communities in Ontario and in communities in Saskatchewan and in communities across Canada,” said Moe. “It’s clear that opposition to this ill-advised and destructive policy is growing across the nation.
As for Ford, he issued the same sentiment saying this is something which will affect every Canadian and must be stopped.
“A carbon tax, in any form, is the worst possible tax for the Canadian economy and Canadian families,” Ford said. “All the carbon tax does is take money out of the pockets of workers, families and businesses.
He also had a message for Justin Trudeau
” You either stand with families and businesses and hard-working people across this great province, or you stand with the carbon tax. But I can tell you this, you can’t sit on the fence, because when you sit on the fence, you get splinters.”
Moe added Saskatchewan will be joining Ontario in its constitutional challenge in the Ontario Court of Appeal as an intervener.